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Local MLB legend happy with Mitchell report

Local MLB legend happy with Mitchell report



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Randall Jeppesen, KSL Newsradio A Utah baseball legend says it's time Major League Baseball cleans house when it comes to steroids.

Former baseball great Dale Murphy says it's a bad day for baseball, but it's also about time people start taking the problem of steroid use seriously. "Baseball in general, we just, you know, turned a blind eye to it. It's hurt the game. It's hurt a lot of kids, thinking this is what they have to do," he said.

Now, he says it's time to act. "We knew people took this stuff, now let's address it and fix it," Murphy said.

He says there needs to be more testing and harsher penalties, such as kicking players out.

Murphy has also started the "iWon't Cheat!" foundation where he teaches kids about the problems of steroids. For more on Murphy's foundation click the related link.

The owner of the Ogden Raptors baseball team also spoke to KSL Newsradio this morning. To listen to the entire interview with Dave Baggett click the related audio link.

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